[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Martinez Nov. 12, 1890Dear Mr Johnson,I am at home & have not made the King's River trip at all. After trying to get Keith & others to go with me I made up my mind to go alone & set the day for starting but my father-in-laws health was evidently failing so fast I had to give up the excursion. And it is well I did for in less than a week from the date of my intended start he died. He left us on the last day of October passing on to the better land calmly and painlessly after bidding us all an affectionate farewell. He was 77 years old & his lifes work was all done & well done & closed like a summer day
1890 Nov 12
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